Marvel X-Men Volume 1 (2-Disc) and Volume 2 (2-Disc) are finally coming to DVD April 28th 2009. This series is absolutely awesome and to date one of the best… nay best audio/video representation of X-Men. I’m going to pre-order this it’s a must own. The animated series originally aired from 1992 to 1997 on Fox. See a full List of X-Men episodes here.
The X-Men line up is: Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Jean Grey, Professor X, and as well as an original character, Morph. Also featured as guest-stars in at least one episode: Colossus, Nightcrawler, Emma Frost, Forge, Havok, Polaris, Cannonball, Banshee, Iceman, Archangel, Longshot, Dazzler, Sunfire, Psylocke, Cable, and Bishop. Keen-eyed fans may also spot cameos by other familiar mutants, such as Feral or Rictor. One prominent character, Shadowcat, did not appear in the series at all.
Some of the famous storylines and events loosely adapted are:
- Dark Phoenix Saga
- Days of Future Past
- The Phalanx Covenant
- The Legacy Virus
The series was also one of the few shining examples of Progressive Speculative Fiction from the nineties. They addressed social issues like:
- The ills of prejudice
- The Holocaust
- AIDS hysteria
- Even satires of television itself
- Fundamentalism and government fascism